Red Sonja #5

Red Sonja #5

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Walter Geovanni Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: November 20, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 2
7.7Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Red Sonja, still recovering from her near-death ordeal, leads a small band of rebels in a stealth war against the invading armada, while the supreme dealer of death Dark Annisia returns to wreak havoc on Sonja's small band of allies! Blood, lust and vengeance surround Red Sonja as she faces her ultimate foe!

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Nov 20, 2013

    Red Sonja 5 is another solid issue in a title that I'm really enjoying. I love Simone's take on the character and I like the supporting cast she's building around her. While I do feel right now that the story is dragging a little bit, I'm enjoying the title enough that it's not really an issue for me as yet. All that really matters is that I'm looking forward to the next issue, which tells me that this creative team is doing something right. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Nov 22, 2013

    So it all just means that Gail and Co. delivered another excellent issue in the series, and they are definitely on the roll here. Fingers crossed for next month's issue to be more of the same! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Nov 20, 2013

    I get it every month, and it's always good. It's one of those books that I always look forward to reading, and I always come back to it again and again after I've finished with my other comics. The covers are always beautiful, the storyline within the book is enthralling and never lets up, and the character of Sonja herself is a joy to read. Yeah, that sums it all up quite nicely really. Red Sonja #5 is just like the other four issues of this title. A joy to read, from beginning to end. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Nov 20, 2013

    Red Sonja is one of the most consistently great books out there. Simone has really stripped Red Sonja back down to the essentials and made a great sword and sorcery adventure. The first arc seems like it's going to wrap up with a bang, and I cannot wait. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 28, 2013

    An enjoyable outing that I continue to look forward to each month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Statues And Superheroes - Steven Viscido Nov 21, 2013

    Overall, this was another strong outing by Gail and Walter, and Sonja is definitely in good hands with this new creative team.  The story is well paced. The art fits the story.  The fantasy setting is immersive and believable. This series is well worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Nov 20, 2013

    Red Sonja #5 brings meat to the table, as it proves the power of this feature with enough bits that easily earn my praise. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Nov 20, 2013

    This issue is the serve for Issue #6 to spike; it's an action-packed setup that runs on the momentum of a well-executed first arc, and if the next issue delivers a satisfactory ending, RED SONJA will be cemented as a must-pull series from Dynamite's recent swath of revivals. Simone and Geovani have tackled the title with energy and passion, and bring readers an adventure story as strong as Sonja herself. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Elkin Nov 18, 2013

    I was pleasantly surprised by all that I found in Red Sonja #5. While my expectations weren't high to begin with, I was really glad to see that Simone and her art team have taken a character that, especially in the hands of a publisher like Dynamite, could easily be exploitative and misogynistic and all the things that I hate about so many corporate comics, and made her someone that you could show your daughter and say something along the lines of, "Here's a role model to consider." Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 28, 2013

    The issue does end with a bit of a twist as both women come face-to-face with a common foe from their past suggesting that the epic final battle between the two warriors that the storyline has been leading to may not occur in the arc's final issue (or perhaps at all if both don't survive the attack of their former slave master). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Nov 25, 2013

    The heroine is very interesting, the setting is intriguing and the art and colorization are apt, yet the potential for greatness is pushed back by uninteresting secondary characters and a rather classical plot. It has its moments, yet this take on Red Sonja could be stronger considering the talent behind it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - James McQueen Nov 19, 2013

    All of the characters in this comic are suspiciously beautiful, though. With the obvious exception of the mermen (yaas!), everyone in this comic could easily be in a shampoo, toothpaste, underwear and gymadvert. Even the severed heads that are thrownon the fire look like they were takenfrom the shoulders of Firemen during a calendar shoot. There are no cuts or bruises or bloodstains after battle and considering Red Sonja is infectedwith the plague, she could still easily walk her way to the title of Miss World. This clean look threatens the impact of any violence on display making it hard to believe. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Nov 25, 2013

    All in all, this series continues to provide about as engaging a fresh start as Red Sonja could hope for. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Nov 20, 2013

    This is a bland and uninteresting tale that reads and feels exactly like every issue since the reboot. At least Sonja isn't oversexualized like usual. Read Full Review

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